[Marxism] Iran Hangs on in Quiet Desperation » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Carl G. Estabrook galliher at illinois.edu
Wed May 22 17:51:29 MDT 2013

Have you seen a better analysis of the Iranian election in the English language press? And I don't think it can be called 'Islamophobic.'

It was certainly true of last year's US presidential election that the only thing that really mattered was the right of the American people to vote for candidates who they chose and not those hand-picked for them by the neoliberal parties. 

But wasn't there more to be said?  --CGE
On May 22, 2013, at 3:57 PM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

> Carl Easterbrook recommended Pepe Escobar's musings on Syria the other day. I simply can't understand how anybody can take Escobar seriously. I'd prefer Pablo Escobar frankly. Here is doing a thumb-sucking piece on the Iranian elections talking as if it were a horse-race in cable TV fashion. The only thing that really matters is the right of the Iranian people to vote for candidates who they choose and not those hand-picked for them by a Supreme Council.
> http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/05/22/iran-hangs-on-in-quiet-desperation/

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